About Us

Jerry Ariganello:
Jerry started Michael Birawer Paintings way back in 2002 when he, Michael and Michael's wife, Nikki, sat down and hatched the idea to make Michael's work accessible to everyone. With Jerry's long history in the Arts and Entertainment industry combined with a strong friendship, MBP turned into what you see today.   Born and raised in Detroit, Jerry now lives in Seattle.  While all the painting goes through Michael, as Business Manager, all business and day-to-day operations of MBP are run by Jerry. 

Michael Birawer:
Nationally-acclaimed artist, Michael Birawer, has brought a new look to the face of urban neighborhoods through his unique style of painting. A combination of graffiti, cartoon, illustration and heavy textures, his paintings have received praise from both art critics and patrons, who describe his work as "one of the best examples of the contemporary revival of urban art." Michael has sold over 170 original works depicting scenes of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Seattle, Chicago, Las Vegas, Portland, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Vancouver and Calgary.  Birawer was born, raised and currently lives in the Twin Cities.



Yes - we ship!  We have shipped both paintings and sculptures to the far points of the world.  We are happy to provide timely crating & shipping services to  get your artwork anywhere you need it. 


See an artist you love but not that perfect piece?  Many of our artists will accept commission requests.  This way the artist will create an original piece of art just for you that will be the perfect size, color pallet, or subject matter that you're looking for.

Artist Submissions

Michael Birawer Gallery represents artists local to the Pacific Northwest, working in a variety of media. We welcome email submissions from artists seeking representation, but do not make appointments or view portfolios during gallery hours.

If you are an artist seeking representation at Michael Birawer Gallery please email images of your work, or a link to your website to: chloe@michaelbirawer.com.